Technorati, We hardly knew you…

Ensight and Blog Herald both discuss the floundering and thrashing of Technorati.
My take is that they are having a success failure.


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This is how long it takes their servers to deliver on a simple search for “new york”. I have discussed at various points throughout the last week that there are some steps that Technorati could take to try and resolve their Web performance issues.
Technorati Search Content is still, for the most part, relevant for my needs. But I use Google most of the time, and just changed my Pinger to hit Ping-O-Matic to get into more search engines. Also a lot of good talk about IceRocket’s Blog Search tool.
If the Technorati team moves toward selling their services to businesses and corporations (a blog monitoring service), they are definitely putting the cart before the horse. Abandoning your core business to try and appeal to a “broader market” very rarely works.
And why are we having this discussion at all?
Because, dammit, we actually thought Technorati was different.
UPDATE: Stephen Baker at BusinessWeek found this post. [here]


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6 Replies to “Technorati, We hardly knew you…”

  1. Technorati traffic jamHere’s a graph of the Technorati lag time in processing search queries on “New York.” I just tried it myself. Took 10.6 seconds. The first post, just to sample the serendipity of the blogosphere, features this wonderful shot of Brooklyn…

  2. Technorati traffic jamHere’s a graph of the Technorati lag time in processing search queries on “New York.” I just tried it myself. Took 10.6 seconds. The first post, just to sample the serendipity of the blogosphere, features this wonderful shot of Brooklyn…

  3. I’ve been enjoying Blogdigger lately, and I think Feedster deserves some attention. It’s the Technorati Tag situation that worries me, though I prefer Tagcentral.net for tag searches. It looks like Gataga.com is down alltogether, too. I’m sure lots of people are having a hard time with scalability, but hasn’t Technorati gotten more VC funds than anybody else? Maybe pubsub will pick up the slack. Obviously there are lots of options, but it’s a big responsibility.
    These searches are so slow that I can’t even show clients Technorati anymore. It takes forever for the front page to load! It may as well not exist if that’s the case. I know Sifry says it will be solved in the next 6 weeks, but hasn’t that been said for some time now? I sure hope they can pull it off. They seem like such a nice company.

  4. These searches are so slow that I can’t even show clients Technorati anymore. It takes forever for the front page to load! It may as well not exist if that’s the case. I know Sifry says it will be solved in the next 6 weeks, but hasn’t that been said for some time now? I sure hope they can pull it off. They seem like such a nice company.

  5. Web 2.0 This Week (July 10 – 16)
    The main Web 2.0 news this week focused on Technorati (is it dyin or is it rockin?) and the release of Atom 1.0. Lots of other random and interesting stuff as well, including important chia-pet news.
    Weekly Summary:
    1. Technorati is Dead! Long Liv…

  6. Web 2.0 This Week (July 10 – 16) The main Web 2.0 news this week focused on Technorati (is it dyin or is it rockin?) and the release of Atom 1.0. Lots of other random and interesting stuff as well, including important chia-pet news. Weekly Summary:1. Technorati is Dead! Long Liv…

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